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Poster: oldbones Date: Oct 3, 2011 7:38am
Forum: feature_films Subject: general question

Are there any special circumstances regarding movies that have more than one country of origin listed?

In particular the movie 'Martin Luther' 1953 US/W Ger.
Released US 8May53
Released W Ger 4Mar54 This info from IMDb.

I can find no info as to it being GATT'ed on USCO.
I see no notice in the film itself, (making it PD in the US),
but does the W Germany connection make any difference?

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Poster: billbarstad Date: Oct 3, 2011 11:43am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: general question

Since it was first published in the US, GATT does not apply. See this PDF. Among other requirements, "If published, the work must have been first published in an eligible country and not published in the United States during the 30-day period following its first publication in the eligible country." German copyright law is immaterial. It's PD.

Also Oldies.com carries it.

Check this thread for some background.

This post was modified by billbarstad on 2011-10-03 18:43:09

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Poster: oldbones Date: Oct 3, 2011 4:09pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: general question

many thanks for your time and efforts. Your suggested readings were quite informative. Learned a couple of new things. The movie will be on its way in the near future.